Deal : Window Stateroom Category E from $8,621

Luxury Fly, Cruise & Land Package
Business Class Air Upgrade from $1,806 pp

Limited Cabins on Offer

Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands with Paul Gauguin


Cruise ID 4956
Book By 31Oct17
Embarkation Papeete, Tahiti
Disembarkation Papeete, Tahiti
Departure Dates 13Apr18
Duration 14 nights
Arrival Dates 27Apr18
Region Australia & New Zealand, Pacific Islands
Cruise Line Paul Gauguin
Cruise Ship m/s Paul Gauguin
Cruise Type Ocean
Cruise Package Type Fly-Stay-Cruise
Ports of Call Papeete, Fakarava, Omoa, Atuona, Hapatoni, Tiaohae, Huahine, Bora Bora, Taha'a (Motu Mahana), Moorea, Papeete

Natural beauty is on display everywhere you look on this two-week journey through the Marquesas, Tuamotus, and the Society Islands. This itinerary offers plenty of time to explore at your own pace, from the pristine beaches and exceptional diving of the Tuamotu Archipelago to the Marquesas Islands of Fatu Hiva, Hiva Oa, Tahuata, and Nuku Hiva, all of which are as rich in culture as they are in rugged, natural beauty. Continue on to the picturesque Society Islands.

Paul Gauguin Advantages

  • Fakarava is a nature lover’s paradise. The remote island is a sanctuary for rare birds, plants, and crustaceans, many of which are easily spotted during a stroll on the island’s pink-sand beaches.
  • Step back in history on the island of Hiva Oa, which is the burial place of artist Paul Gauguin, as well as home of the largest stone sculptures in the Marquesas, considered to be linked to the famous tikis of Easter Island.
  • Spend a relaxing day on Motu Mahana, our very own private islet, complete with white-sand beaches, swaying palm trees, a barbecue lunch, drinks served in coconuts, and a floating lagoon bar
  • In Bora Bora, spend time at our exclusive white-sand beach on a motu enjoying snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding, volleyball, and stunning views of Mount Otemanu.

Highlights
  • Air Tahiti return Business Class Upgrade departing Sydney from $1,806 per person based on twin share
  • Two night pre-cruise stay at the InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa
  • 14 night luxurious cruise on The Gaugin
  • All shipboard meals with the choice of three open-seating dining venues.
  • All shipboard amenities, activities and entertainment.
  • All onboard gratuities for room stewards and dining staff.
  • Complimentary beverages, including select wines and spirits, soft drinks, bottled water and hot beverages served throughout the ship.
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service.
  • Mini-bar replenished daily with soft drinks, beer and bottled water.
  • Complimentary use of our exclusive, private white sand beach in Bora Bora, with bar service, volleyball and snorkelling.
  • Complimentary day on our private islet, Motu Mahana, off the coast of Taha’a, featuring snorkelling, watersports, barbecue with full bar service, and Polynesian hospitality.
  • Retractable watersports marina featuring complimentary windsurfing and kayaking (subject to weather conditions).
Important Terms
  • Valid Until: 31Oct17
  • Prices are based on best available cruise fare per person, inclusive of all discounts.
  • All prices based on cash or cheque payment - credit card fees may apply.
  • Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply.

Cabin Name Price
Window Stateroom Category E $8,621 Book

 

LUXURY FLY, CRUISE & LAND PACKAGE

The Sojourn Package Includes:

  • Air Tahiti return Business Class Upgrade departing Sydney from $1,806 per person based on twin share
  • 2 night’s pre-cruise accommodation in a lagoon view room, including breakfast daily at the InterContinental Tahiti Resort, Papeete
  • Transfers, airport to hotel, hotel pier & pier to airport
  • 7 nights cruise aboard the luxurious 332-guest m/s Paul Gauguin
  • All shipboard meals with the choice of thee open-seating dining venues (at no charge)
  • All shipboard amenities, activities & entertainment
  • All onboard gratuities
  • Complimentary beverages, including select wines & spirits, soft drinks, bottled water & hot beverages’ served throughout the ship
  • Complimentary 24-hr room service
  • Mini-bar replenished daily with soft drinks, beer & bottled water
  • In-suite bar setup & butler service in categories B & above
  • Complimentary use of their exclusive, private white sand beach in Bora Bora, with bar service, volleyball & snorkelling
  • Complimentary day on the private islet, Motu Mahana, off the coast of Taha’s, featuring snorkelling, water sports, barbecue with full bar service, Polynesian hospitality.
  • Retractable water sports marina featuring complimentary windsurfing and kayaking (subject to weather conditions & local restrictions)

 

 

InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa

The InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa has long been rates the top hotel on the island of Tahiti, located alongside a lagoon with breathtaking views of the island of Moorea. The resort is situated on 30 acres of manicured gardens & features 2 infinity pools, a fitness centre, tennis courts, Deep Nature Spa by Algotherm, and a lagoonarium containing approximately 2,000 tropical fish. As part of the Sojourn, guests receive two-nights pre-cruise accommodation in a lagoon view room at the resort with daily breakfast.

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*Rates are subject to availability and changes without notice. Rate are based on the lowest available and may differ at time of booking. Other travel dates may be available at an additional cost.
For more information and other conditions please confirm with our Travel Specialists at time of booking.



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Day One

Embark the m/s Paul Gauguin in Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands

The islands of Polynesia are a gorgeous collection of volcanic atolls strewn across the grand Pacific Ocean, and the island of Tahiti is the largest of all 118. Explore the dynamic dining, nightlife, and shopping in the capital city of Papeete before embarking on The Gauguin. 

 

Day Two

At Sea

Spend the day enjoying The Gauguin’s Polynesian ambiance: casual, leisurely, and graceful. Perhaps you’ll take in a lecture by one of our special guests, and then reflect on your day over classic French cuisine at L’Etoile.

 

Day Three

Fakarava, Tuamotus

Before modern navigation, this region was known as the “Dangerous Archipelago” for its shallow passages. Today, that same characteristic makes Fakarava a diver’s paradise. Those who prefer to stay on dry land can explore charming villages, ancient temples, and a 19th century coral church.

 

Day Four

At Sea

Take a day to enjoy shipboard life: relax poolside, watch the South Pacific pass by, play some table tennis, or learn about our next port in the Reading Gallery. 

 

Day Five

Omoa, Fatu Hiva, Marquesas

The island of Fatu Hiva is best described as wild and spectacularly beautiful. The jungle greenery begins at the water’s edge, with narrow ravines, deep gorges, and sheer cliffs that plunge straight down into the splashing surf. 

 

Day Six

Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas

Hiva Oa is the second-largest island in the Marquesas, and location of significant historical and cultural sites. Painter Paul Gauguin is buried in the island’s main town of Atuona, while the village of Pumau is where you’ll find the largest stone sculptures in the Marquesas. In fact, they’re considered relatives of the famous tikis of Necker Island, north of Hawaii, and Easter Island. 

 

Day Seven

Hapatoni, Tahuata, Marquesas

The smallest of the Marquesas archipelago at only 19 square miles, Tahuata is a leaf-shaped volcanic island that welcomes visitors with sheer cliffs, white-sand beaches, a charming seafront village with an ancient royal walkway, and a huge, Vatican-built Catholic church. 

 

Day Eight

Tiaohae, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas

The island of Nuku Hiva is the governmental and economic center of the Marquesas. It’s also stunningly beautiful, with three major bays on the south coast and similarly gorgeous inlets on the north coast. Witness Mother Nature at her best with an optional 4×4 excursion through the Taipivai Valley. 

 

Days Nine – Ten

At Sea

The next two days will be at sea, which affords you plenty of time to relax and enjoy the amenities and entertainment onboard The Gauguin, like the award-winning spa, casino, and lectures by onboard experts. 

 

Days Eleven

Huahine, Society Islands

Known as “The Garden Island,” Huahine’s lush rainforests and dramatic terrain surround sacred sites and legendary landmarks that are among the best-preserved archeological sites in French Polynesia. If Huahine’s expansive lagoon is calling your name, enjoy a SCUBA diving excursion or picnic on the beach. 

 

Days Twelve

 Bora Bora, Society Islands

A bucket list destination for many, stunning Bora Bora welcomes you to explore lush peaks, white-sand beaches, colorful coral reefs, and romantic lagoons. Experience the natural beauty of the island with an optional snorkeling excursion, sunset jetboat ride, or a helicopter tour that flies you over Bora Bora’s iconic Mount Otemanu. You can also spend time at our private beach which offers volleyball, snorkeling, kayaking and paddleboarding. 

 

Day Thirteen

Taha’a (Motu Mahana), Society Islands

Embark on your choice of exciting shore excursions today, or spend your whole day relaxing on Motu Mahana, our very own private islet. Enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking, or simply lounge on the beach with a chilled beverage from our floating bar. Les Gauguines will also be on hand to provide musical entertainment and demonstrate traditional Polynesian crafts. A delicious barbecue lunch is provided.

 

Day Fourteen

 Moorea, Society Islands / Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands

Vibrant colors abound on Moorea, in everything from fresh fruits and flowers to multi-hued lagoons, and from spectacular mountain peaks to palm-fringed beaches. Shop for local handicrafts, embark on an optional dolphin-watching expedition with a marine biologist, and sample the local pineapples, said to be the most delicious in all of French Polynesia. 





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CATEGORY OS 701 | 534 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 457 sq. ft.
Veranda: 77 sq. ft.

 

Specifications:

  • Owner’s Suite 701 can accommodate up to 3 guests.
  • Bathroom includes a separate shower and a dressing area.
  • Owner’s Suite includes Butler Service and complimentary internet.

 

Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed.



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CATEGORY OS 7002 | 588 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 531 sq. ft.
Veranda: 57 sq. ft.

 

Specifications:

  • Owner’s Suite 7002 has a queen-size bed, and can accommodate up to 3 guests.
  • Bathroom includes a full-size tub and dressing area.
  • Owner’s Suite includes Butler Service  and complimentary internet.

 

Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed.



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CATEGORY GS | 529 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 332 sq. ft.
Veranda: 197 sq. ft.

 

Specifications: 

  • Two suites available: Paul Gauguin Suite (801), Flora Tristan Suite (802).
  • Grand Suites can accommodate up to 3 guests.
  • Grand Suites includes Butler service and complimentary internet.

 

Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed.



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CATEGORY A | 358 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 300 sq. ft.
Veranda: 58 sq. ft.

CATEGORY A 7004 | 349 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 296 sq. ft.
Veranda: 53 sq. ft.

 

Specifications:

  • 4 Suites available: Tahiti Suite (709), Pont Avent Suite (710), Atuona Suite (711), Arles Suite (712).
  • Veranda Suites can accommodate up to 3 guests.
  • Veranda Suite 7004 has a queen-size bed.
  • Includes complimentary Butler Service.

 

Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed.



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CATEGORY B | 305 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 249 sq. ft.
Veranda: 56 sq. ft.

CATEGORY B 7003 | 303 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 256 sq. ft.
Veranda: 47 sq. ft.

 

Specifications:

  • Includes complimentary Butler Service.
  • B Veranda Staterooms can accommodate a third guest by adding a sofa bed.
  • Stateroom 7003 features a shower stall with no tub and also a queen-size bed.

 

Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed.



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CATEGORY C | 239 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 202 sq. ft.
Veranda : 37 sq. ft.

 

Specifications: 

  • Balcony Staterooms ending in 6 or 8 can accommodate a third guest in a loveseat convertible (except 7006 & 766).
  • Stateroom 7006 (stateroom 206 sq. ft. – balcony 37 sq. ft.) features a very small bathroom with shower only

 

The following staterooms vary in size and feature shower stall with no tub:

  • 763 (stateroom 186 sq. ft. – balcony 75 sq. ft.)
  • 764 (stateroom 188 sq. ft. – balcony 75 sq. ft.)
  • 765 (stateroom 221 sq. ft. – balcony 74 sq. ft.)
  • 766 (stateroom 216 sq. ft. – balcony 70 sq. ft.)
  • 767 (stateroom 229 sq. ft. – balcony 74 sq. ft.)

 

Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed.



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CATEGORY D | 239 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 202 sq. ft.
Veranda : 37 sq. ft.

 

Specifications:

  • Balcony Staterooms ending in 6 or 8 can accommodate a third guest in a loveseat convertible.

 

Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed.



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CATEGORY E | 200 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 200 sq. ft. with picture window

 

Specifications:

  • Wheelchair-accessible stateroom (415)
  • Window Staterooms ending in 5, 6, or 8 (except 415) can accommodate a third guest in a loveseat convertible.

 

Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed.


m/s Paul Gauguin

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Designed specifically to glide through the shallow seas of the South Pacific, TheGauguin is the flagship of Paul Gauguin Cruises and a small-ship cruiser’s dream. She delivers travelers to intimate ports inaccessible to larger cruise ships, all the while providing an onboard experience that is nothing short of luxurious. Guests aboard the luxury cruises enjoy spacious suites and staterooms (more than 70% with private balconies), an onboard watersports marina, three dining venues, an extensive spa, and five-star service. Life onboard also reflects the beauty and rich cultural heritage of the islands she calls upon, with a warm, friendly feel, informal setting, and even a beloved troupe of Gauguines and Gauguins—local Tahitians who serve as cruise staff, entertainers, and storytellers.

 

Ship Statistics
  • Capacity: 332 guests
  • Crew: 217/International
  • Crew-to-Guest Ratio: 1:1.5, one of the highest of any luxury cruise ship
  • Officers: European and International
  • Registry: Bahamas
  • Shipyard: Chantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint Nazaire, France)
  • Length: 504 feet
  • Width: 72 feet
  • Draft: 17.1 feet
  • Tonnage: 19,200 tons
  • Maximum speed: 18 knots
  • Passenger decks: 7
  • Call letters: C6TH9
  • Propulsion System: Diesel electric

 

Accommodations

Nearly 70% of suites and staterooms have private balconies, and all feature an ocean view, temperature control, queen-size bed (a limited number can have twin-bed configuration), bathroom with full-size bathtub and shower, bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, and more. There is one wheelchair-accessible stateroom, and select staterooms can accommodate three guests.

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Dining

During every meal onboard The Gauguin, with every sumptuous bit you sample, and each time the attentive staff fill your glass, you’ll begin to realize that dining on the high seas with Paul Gauguin Cruises is truly something special. Embark upon a five-star culinary adventure, designed just for you by some of the world’s most talented and award-winning chefs, including Jean-Pierre Vigato, Chef Propriétaire at Paris’ Michelin-starred Restaurant Apicius. What’s more, every one of the onboard dining options is included in your cruise fare. Bon appétit

 

La Veranda

Dine al fresco or enjoy wraparound ocean views from the dining room of La Veranda, where we offer an ever-changing selection of buffet breakfast and lunch items and a la carte options, many of which are inspired by the destinations we visit. In the evening, La Veranda is transformed to a reservation-only dining venue serving Jean-Pierre Vigato’s gourmet cuisine.

 

L’Etoile

The exquisite main dining room is dressed to impress with perfectly appointed décor, fine table linens, and delicate china. Join us every evening for dinner and sample a tantalizing array of expertly prepared dishes, perfectly paired with complimentary wines.

 

Le Grill

When your day’s plans call for a more casual dining experience, join us at Le Grill, located by the pool and offering a buffet breakfast, grilled lunch favorites, salads, and fresh tropical fruit. In the afternoon, stop by for tea with finger sandwiches, fresh fruit, desserts, pastries, and petit fours. Return in the evening to sample Polynesian specialties in a relaxed atmosphere. Reservations required for dinner.

 

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Entertainment

When you travel onboard The Gauguin, you won’t spend your days at sea simply biding your time until we arrive at the next destination. On the ship, every day (and night!) brings new and exciting opportunities for entertainment and enrichment.

 

Les Gauguins & Les Gauguines

On every voyage of The Gauguin, we’re accompanied by the own troupe of Tahitian hosts and entertainers that bring the spirit of Polynesia to life. Enjoy a retelling of ancestral legends through dance, delight in traditional songs onboard and on the private motu, and learn local handicrafts during hands-on demonstrations. Couples celebrating a honeymoon or anniversary can even attend a Polynesian blessing ceremony. 

 

Le Grand Salon

When the sun goes down at sea, Le Grand Salon comes alive with spectacular performances. Every night brings something different, whether it’s Les Gauguins & Les Gauguines performing ote’a—a complex line dance accompanied by drums—live piano music, Broadway show tunes, or foot-tapping rock music. Return to the main lounge during the day for a game of table tennis or lecture from a roster of anthropologists, archeologists, and marine biologists, as well as visiting experts on other popular topics. 

 

La Palette

This versatile lounge offers morning snacks, serves as the backdrop for special events, hosts Polynesian activities led by Les Gauguines, and is the perfect place to grab a nightcap and dance under the stars to live music.

 

Le Casino and Piano Bar

Try your luck in Le Casino, which features slot machines, blackjack, and roulette, and is open every evening, except where prohibited by port regulations. We also invite you to grab a drink at the Piano Bar and enjoy nightly piano entertainment.

 

Pool and Pool Bar

Soak in the South Pacific sunshine with a day spent lounging by the outdoor pool. Cool off in the refreshing water, grab a cocktail from the adjacent Pool Bar, or take in the scenery from a comfortable lounge chair.

 

Local Entertainment

In addition to Les Gauguins & Les Gauguines, on every voyage we invite local performers onboard to entertain you. Don’t miss an evening spent with local group Mamas and Papas, whose dynamic performance of Polynesian dance and singing is a perennial guest favorite. 

 

Crew Show

The crew members onboard The Gauguin are certainly expert at providing first-class service to the guests, but they also boast many other talents that we’re proud to showcase in the crew show. Every voyage offers something different, but you’re always guaranteed a night of amazing entertainment, much of which showcases the unique cultures of the crew members’ home countries. 

 

La Boutique

Just steps from your stateroom, find the perfect memento of your South Pacific cruise, like genuine Tahitian black pearl jewelry exclusively designed for Paul Gauguin Cruises, Tahitian vanilla, local arts and handicrafts, souvenir apparel, and more. It’s also the perfect place to pick up any necessary sundries or toiletries, like swimwear, beach attire, sunscreen, and batteries.

 

Photo Shop

Ensure that your vacation memories last a lifetime with services from Paul Gauguin Cruises’ Photo Shop. A dedicated photographer accompanies us throughout the cruise, giving you the opportunity to take home professional photos of significant events, like embarkation, the Captain’s Welcome Reception and Tahitian Night. Family portraits and casual photo-ops are also available. The Photo Shop is also stocked with everything you need to take your own photos, including single-use cameras, digital cameras, photo accessories, and media cards.

 

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Spa & Fitness

Leisurely days at sea offer the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to a little “me time,” whether that’s an indulgent treatment at the award-winning onboard spa, or a workout in the fitness center.

 

Deep Nature Spa by Algotherm

With its unrivaled approach to beauty and rejuvenation, the spa onboard The Gauguincombines the art of gentle pampering with services that are uniquely tailored to the needs and wishes of each individual.

The spa offers an extensive range of services, enveloped in an atmosphere that is both tranquil and luxurious. Shipboard treatments include skin care therapies, skin exfoliation, massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, body wraps, facials, beauty treatments, nail services, and hair styling. We are also happy to offer relaxing overwater massages during the day you’ll spend on Motu Mahana, the private South Pacific paradise.  

 

Fitness Center

The convenient fitness center is outfitted with the latest fitness equipment, including Lifecycles, treadmills, stair climbers, and weight machines. Other onboard fitness opportunities include a morning mile-long walk around decks 8 and 9 and a sunrise Polynesian-inspired Zumba class, both hosted by Les Gauguines.


Paul Gauguin

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Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the award-winning luxury cruise ship the m/s Paul Gauguin, which provides an exceptional cruise experience tailored to the unparalleled wonders of Tahiti, the South Pacific, and Fiji.

Launched in 1998, the renowned, 5+-star m/s Paul Gauguin was built specifically to sail the waters of Tahiti, French Polynesia, and the South Pacific and is the longest continually operating year-round luxury cruise ship in this enchanting destination. No other luxury ship in history has offered this level of single-destination focus and expertise on a year-round basis for such an extended period of time.

Paul Gauguin Cruises is owned and operated by Pacific Beachcomber S.C., the leader in French Polynesia luxury destination resorts. With more than 25 years of experience in the French Polynesian tourism market, Pacific Beachcomber is the country's largest luxury hotel and cruise operator in the region. In addition to The Gauguin, Pacific Beachcomber operates seven award-winning hotels and is committed towards achieving environmental and social sustainability. Most recently, Pacific Beachcomber opened The Brando, an award-winning luxury eco-resort on the private island of Tetiaroa, on July 1, 2014.